Flash floods kill nine in Indonesia

Medan, Indonesia (AFP) – Flash floods and landslides have killed at least nine people and forced thousands into temporary shelters on Indonesia’s Sumatra island, the local disaster agency said yesterday. Torrential rain in North Sumatra this week sparked the disaster, with most victims drowning or hit by logs swept away in the current, the agency added. “We suspect (two victims) were killed after getting hit by logs,” said Head of Central Tapanuli’s Disaster Mitigation Agency Safaruddin Ananda Nasution. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin